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Sixth Circuit: Shareholder-Physician is Employee Under ERISA; State Claims Under Disability Plan Are Preempted
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, via FindLawLink to more items from this source
Dec. 31, 2001

Santino v. Provident Life and Accident Insurance Company, No. 99-70301 (6th Cir. Dec. 20, 2001). Excerpt: [W]e hold that a joint shareholder is not precluded from being a 'participant' of an 'employee welfare benefit plan' under ERISA. Because Santino has standing to sue under ERISA as a 'participant' in an 'employee benefit plan,' his state claims are preempted.

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